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Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister Steve Kent says he will expand abortion services if women or doctors ask for it. There are about 1,000 surgical abortions committed in Newfoundland and Labrador each year, all them carried out in two facilities in the capital, St. John’s. Health and Community Services Minister Steve Kent said he would ... (Continue reading)

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Best comment about the March for Life

Check out Alissa Golob's tweet of March for Life in Washington this week. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the <140 characters that go with a photo can multiply it many times. (Continue reading)

Planned Parenthood hypocritically backs Ferguson protesters

Planned Parenthood has been criticized for backing the #BlackLivesMatter campaign even though it disproportionately targets its abortion services towards the black community. “We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today – standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut #BlackLivesMatter,” said the organization with its PP Black Community Twitter account on Dec. 1 as part of a Twitter protest against the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, a black suspect in the Missouri community ... (Continue reading)

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CMAJ, Society for Family Planning call for more abortion

CMAJ, Society for Family Planning call for more abortion

CLC's Mary Ellen Douglas said a new report is making the same old noises about abortion. A Society for Family Planning (SFP) survey was promoted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal calling for increased abortion access in Canada through the approval of the chemical abortion drug mifepristone, better known as RU-486. Mary Ellen Douglas of ... (Continue reading)

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Mario Cuomo undermined Catholic teaching on abortion

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo, has passed away at the age of 82. Cuomo was a standard-issue liberal in the 1980s and early 1990s, and that meant he supported abortion. An Italian Catholic, he claimed to be "personally opposed" to abortion while maintaining the obligation to defend the state's laws protecting "a woman's right to choose." The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has noted that Cuomo invented the "personally opposed but" line, which attempts to ... (Continue reading)

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Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Canadian parliamentarians aren’t even allowed to debate gendercide Conservative MP Leon Benoit raised the issue of gendercide during a statement in the House of Commons Britain is making progress on banning sex-selective abortion. United Kingdom MPs voted in favour of Conservative MP Fiona Bruce’s Abortion (Sex Selection) Bill by 181-1 on ... (Continue reading)

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UNFPA report urges rights to sex, drugs and abortion for children

Upon release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) annual report, The State of World Population 2014, UNFPA executive director Babatunde Osotimehin lauded the record number of global youth as “potential for economic and social progress” but the report claims that to realize a “demographic dividend” abortion and contraception must be made readily available to adolescents. The report also calls for liberalization of age of consent, drug, and prostitution laws. The State of the World Population report says, “young people require ... (Continue reading)

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Three national abortion groups merge

From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, and community outreach. The campaign is in its eighth year, and the number of participants continues to grow. “I’m always so inspired by the level of dedication some of our prayer volunteers ... (Continue reading)

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Mississauga woman charged with hiding baby’s body acquitted because abortion is legal

A woman charged with leaving the body of her full-term baby daughter wrapped in a plastic bag on her apartment balcony in 2006 was found to be within her legal rights by an Ontario judge. Justice Toni Skarica of the Ontario Superior Court ruled there was a “reasonable possibility” that the mother killed her daughter before birth and then self-aborted before concealing her body. “The practical effect of the law, as I interpret it, is that any woman can destroy her ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

On Oct. 7, Planned Parenthood Ottawa held its annual fundraiser, and the event was attended by politicians and journalists, including two federal party leaders. The event was live-tweeted by Lauren Dobson-Hughes, president of Planned Parenthood Ottawa. She thanked NDP MPs Niki Ashton (Churchill) and Peggy Nash (Parkdale-High Park), NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s) and Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North), and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who were all in attendance. To the NDP in attendance, Dobson-Hughes, a former NDP ... (Continue reading)

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Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Shoot! How is this going to affect my promotion? Some women are finding it hard to keep a job while being pregnant. The Washington Post reports that police officer Lyndi Trischler from Florence, Kentucky has filed a complaint against the city with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after her supervisors at the police department refused to allow her to do ... (Continue reading)

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Website provides information about abortuary safety

A web site is providing women with information about records of abortion providers in the United States. The aim of AbortionSafety.com, organized by Kelsey Hazzard, president of Secular Pro-Life, is to provide women considering abortion with information while they are at home, rather than on the sidewalk outside of the abortion mill. Hazzard told The Interim in an email that “we’re constantly told that abortion is such a safe medical procedure...but the repeat offenders rarely get any press. Many legal ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Gravel, RIP

Fr. Raymond Gravel, the former Bloc Quebecois MP, died at the age of 61 following a long battle with lung cancer. Fr. Gravel was a supporter of same-sex “marriage” and abortion rights, causing scandal to the Catholic Church, and after serving one term in elected office was forced to retire from politics. He subsequently sued LifeSiteNews for $500,000 in damages, claiming his reputation was maligned after the online news agency described his views as “pro-abortion” whereas he identified himself as ... (Continue reading)

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Morgentaler abortuary closes in Frederiction

The only free-standing abortion mill in Atlantic Canada stopped doing abortion on July 18 after operators of the Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic failed to convince the New Brunswick government to provide full funding for abortions committed at the facility. The abortion mill was not officially scheduled to be closed until the end of July, prompting local pro-lifers to call the closing a “publicity stunt.” Elizabeth Crouchman, president of New Brunswick Right to Life, told LifeSiteNews, “I don’t see any victory for the ... (Continue reading)

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Richard Dawkins’ Down syndrome fiasco

Atheist writer and activist Richard Dawkins has come under fire this week, after a tweet calling Ireland “civilised, except in (the area of abortion)” morphed into a conversation about the ethics of bringing children with Down syndrome into the world. Dawkins believes it is immoral to do so. A user called Aidan McCourt replied “994 human beings with Down syndrome deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012. Is that civilised?” Dawkins responded ... (Continue reading)

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